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Buffalo Lager - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 08-11-2006)
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Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly drinkable lager, that originated as a pilsner and then became malted up. Good lace, creamy mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Pale yellow. No distinct bitterness. Very decent and serviceable. Good job Tim. Will rerate when I try the first bottling you gave me.

Sammy, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of brentk56
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color; the rather modest head; a few dots of lacing hang around

Smell: Cereal grains with a bit of malty sweetness

Taste: Biscuity sweetness, up front, with a developing grainy character; the two flavor elements linger, after the swallow, though the finish has a lemony herbacious character

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: An average beer, all around

Thanks, silverx, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clearish, yellow body with a wispy, white head.

Smell: Light pale maltiness with a scent of tropical fruits and fresh-cut flowers.

Taste: Light pale malts with a light honeyish sweetness. Tastes of flowers and fruits. A sturdy hop bitterness rides out until the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not altogether terrible, but not so great either. Still though, I wouldn't recommend it.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Buffalo Lager appears a slightly clouded golden body with a billowing large white head that leaves lacing evenly around the glass. Mild sweetness with pale 2 row malts very cereal smelling with a low herbal hop presence. This flavor has cereal sweetness sort of sharp and abrasive with herbal slightly citrus light hop presence...not horrible just has some grainy off tones. Mouthfeel is light bodied with prickly carbonation kinda rough and heavy. Drinkability is pretty mediocre not the best tasting micro lager out there seems like a Lion brewery offering with a grainy offness.

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2006
Photo of WesWes
2.63/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is poor. It has a fruity, lager yeast scent along with a pilsner malt and low hop aroma. It has a funny aroma, almost like a sat beer. The taste is poor as well. It has a very light pale and pilsner malt flavor that goes down hard with little hops and an off putting lager yeast taste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This really isn't that good of a beer. The malt bill seems alright, but the aroma and finish is terrible.

WesWes, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Dogbrick
2.68/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with a thick and fizzy white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing around the top of the glass. The aroma is faintly hoppy with a hint of malt. Light-bodied and crisp with a weak floral hops flavor supported by a surprisingly sweet undertone. Malty flavor stays there through the finish, making this one lean toward the sweet side throughout. The finish is rather short as well. Below average.

Dogbrick, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -6.5%

ZEB89, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep golden color with a medium white head of large carbonation bubbles. The head faded over time to give very little lacing.

Smell – Sweet caramel is the most potent and is mixed with a bit of corn aroma.

Taste – The taste matched the smell quite well. There is a caramel taste mixed with a corn and bready malt backbone. The flavor is quite one-dimensional and remains relatively consistent throughout the taste.

Mouthfeel – Very standard lager mouthfeel. A bit below average in terms of body with a slightly higher then normal carbonation level.

Overall –A very standard lager.

Darkmagus82, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

very deep brown appearence and a feathery head. A very good smell for a lager...it smells like a hearty microbrew but it is actually very light. Very hoppy at first witha rich maly aftertaste. A pretty good beer overall. This was a gift and I would more than likely buy it if I ever saw it in a local store.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 06, 2007
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazy golden body, topped by a fistful of snow white whip cream which rose above the rim and dented when poured on. Good lacing.

Mild aroma made up of bread and hay.

Soft, light, sweet beginning, followed by just enough hops to balance the sweetness without really making a stong impression themselves. A hint of bread. Fairly clean finish with a mild and pleasant aftertaste.

Pleasant light-plus mouthfeel has a bit of creaminess to it. Very easy drinkability.

It won't rock the world for many BAs, but its a nice solid alternative to B/M/C. Good crossover beer.

RonfromJersey, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +24.6%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jzeilinger
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color with alot of carbonation and a thin white layer across the top and several small "floaties".

S - Lemon grass, floral hops, and somewhat earthy.

T - Has a mild lemon zing, mild malt character, and a slight earthy hop bite to it.

M - Light body, thin, watery, lots of carbonated pricklies on the tongue, clean finish.

D - I can handle one or two of these as a fast quaffer, no more before wanting something else instead.

For some reason, I enjoyed this one more drinking straight from the bottle as opposed to a pint glass.

jzeilinger, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance-pale golden yellow, with a dense head thata lasted shortly

smell-roasted malt with hint of sweet aromas

taste-malt taste is very present and suprising but in a good way nice summer lager pretty refreshing

mouthfeel-light to medium carbonation, medium bodied

drinkability-very good tasting beer refreshing and not os filling

JoEBoBpr, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of dogfishandi
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp. no bottled on date.

a copper golden color with just a slight haze. a small white head that settles to some thin patchy foam that stays awhile. decent webby lace. lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top.

mineraly lager yeast meets toasted grain with very light hints of caramel and honey.

light, easy flavors. mineral like lager yeast, toasted grains with hints of butter and caramel. finishes clean with just a light hit of citrus. just barely enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

light body, slightly watery. lots of carbonation.

for what it is, its not terrible. its done pretty well for the style actually. an easy drinking session beer that any beer drinker could get behind, but it leaves the beer geek wanting more... much more.

dogfishandi, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of allergictomacros
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light gold with a somewhat weak head. Some grassy hops and fruity notes in the nose. Maybe some caramel as well. Flavour has some malt in it, some light fruit and a mild generic hoppiness - maybe some lemon and herbal flavours. Not bad, but nothing really stands out about this one.

allergictomacros, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of generallee
3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It had an interesting hazy appearance with lively visible carbonation and a deep or old gold color. The head builds up big, thick and foamy. It has a light creamy tan color with some speckles of brown yeast sediment from the bottle.

Smell: The aroma has hints of floral and earthy hops and yeast.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has pleasant light bready malt presence with an earthy yeast character. Also there is a slightly astringent hint of green apple and mild hops that adds a nice balance of bitterness. The hop flavor fades off nicely into the semi-dry finish. Its carbonation is good and lively with a slick easy drinking texture and light to medium body.

Notes: This is a good solid brew.

generallee, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of sliverX
2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poored a deep straw gold. Very little head that quickly vanished all but to the sides of the glass. Disappointing in flavor not much better than you could poor out of any giants can. Not that the flavors very tempting just tastes most likely what the giants did before profits were all that mattered. Not something I'd seek out but if its this or bud light... you know where it'll go

sliverX, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of match1112
3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: clear golden copper body. inch of white creamy head slowly settles into a frothy cap. no lacing.

s: grassy grains, some caramel, sweet corn syrup.

t: typical lager. corn and other grains. a little fruity sweetness. a little lemon and herb on the finish.

o: very typical of a lager. easy drinking and unoffensive. not gonna blow your mind or make you think about whats in it. very good on a humid day.

match1112, May 04, 2012
Photo of spark3148857
3/5  rDev -6.5%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +24.6%

coz, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of aaronh
1.53/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Deep golden color with a slightly off-white head that quickly fades to a thin layer. Aroma is a slight hint of malt; very clean, very boring. Flavor is weird. Odd bitterness with funky metallic notes. Made me check for a date on the bottle - 11-20-06. There's some malt in there as well, maybe some hoppiness. Maybe this is just the misuse of some really catty hops? Mouthfeel is thin, drinkability is very poor. I may forever refer to this beer as "Buffalo Piss". It's headed to the water treatment facility in a hurry. If you see this one, keep moving along. There are at least 10,000 other beers that are better out there....

Just noticed, this was my 600th beer review. One of my worst beers.

aaronh, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +24.6%

fishguyac, Sep 11, 2012
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Buffalo Lager from Flying Bison Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.